Soft Robotic Solution to Finding Leaks in Water Pipes

Watchtower is revolutionizing how the water industry finds leaks. Our patented robot can find leaks faster and cheaper than current tech.

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What is the Name of Your Organization?

Watchtower Robotics

What is The Mission of Your Organization?

Worldwide, 20% of clean water is lost due to pipe leaks before it reaches a consumer. Saving just half of that water could serve 1 billion more people. Current technologies are not accurate enough and they only work in metal pipes. Watchtower has developed a patented robot that can detect 4 mm leaks as accurately as 1 ft and map pipes in 3 dimensions, all in any pipe material at just a fraction of the cost.

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June 2018

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What is The First and Last Name of Your Organization's Representative for The Challenge?

Tyler Mantel

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  • Growth (have moved past the very first activities; working towards the next level of expansion)

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  • Built Environment
  • Food, Water, & Waste

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  • Product innovation (Introduction of a good or service or improvements made to existing products)

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